Interim West Virginia University President C. Peter Magrath discusses the economy, an exciting energy initiative and other timely topics in a video message that is available online.

In addition to wishing the University community andfriends from around the worlda happy and safe holiday, Magrath talks about the economys impact on the University. He assures those watching that WVU remainsstable and strongduring these difficult economic times.

Magrath also speaks about the Advanced Energy Initiative and how it will help WVU to become an internationally recognized leading academic institution.

The videoposted at was sent to students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni, donors and parents.

The goal was to provide an informative message and address a concern of WVU constituency groupsthe impact of the economy on the University. Magrath plans to share other video messages on various topics in the future.